There were a couple of items of news yesterday, one of which was the announcement that Jason Witten would come out of retirement and return to the Cowboys. The Cowboys reportedly signed him back for around 5 million dollars and will use him as a situational tight end. Witten is the second most prolific pass-catching tight end in league history with 1,152 receptions and will now add to that number.
Kyler Murray had his measurements taken and the results of all the measurements from the quarterback position are below. Murray topped the 5 foot 10 mark and likely improved his draft stock, he will not run or throw. The Packers may be looking for a solid backup to Aaron Rodgers but at the very least, the upward movement of top quarterbacks pushes other players closer to the Packers at picks 12 and 30 of round one.
|Kyler Murray||5’10-1/8″||207||9 4/8″|
|Daniel Jones||6’5-1/8″||221||9 6/8″|
|Dwayne Haskins||6’3-3/8″||231||9 5/8″|
|Ryan Finley||6’4″||213||9 4/8″|
|Will Grier||6’2-4/8″||217||9 3/8″|
|Tyree Jackson||6’7″||216||10 2/8″|
|Trace McSorley||6’0-1/8″||202||9 1/8″|
|Clayton Thorson||6’4″||222||9 6/8″|
On field drills at the NFL Scouting Combine begin today with the O linemen and running backs out of the gate. Here is the weekend’s schedule according to NFL.com:
Tentative Combine workout schedule:
» Friday, Mar 1: PK, ST, OL, RB
» Saturday, Mar 2: QB, WO, TE
» Sunday, Mar 3: DL, LB
» Monday, Mar 4: DB
While running back is not a high priority need, the Packers may very well have a shot at a good one in the mid rounds of this year’s draft and with two picks in the forth and sixth rounds, may look to add one. O lineman should be a top priority so today’s drills become important from that standpoint. The Packers historically draft tackles to convert to guard and the right guard position is considered by some the highest priority need this year.
More to come as the Combine continues, feel free to comment below or back on the Facebook fanpage.